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· June, 2007

Stories about Film from June, 2007

Iran:Persepolis pulled from Bangkok Film Festival

Cityboy informs us that the Bangkok International Film Festival dropped Marjan Satrapi's prize-winning animated movie,Persepolis.The blogger says Iranian embassy in Thailand announced that Festival managers responded positively to a request...

China: Western movies insulting Chinese?

Chong translated Lu qui lu wei's commentary on the censorship of Pirates of the Caribbean . The censorship department argued that Chow Yun Fat’s character (a Singaporean Pirate) in movies...

Japanese Enlist for Billy's Boot Camp

Billy's Boot Camp has hit Japan, and Japanese bloggers are talking all about the show's star, Billy Blanks. Athlete of the year in the USA Karete Hall of Fame and...

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Fuse”

As Albanians prepared for George W. Bush's visit, Bosnia Vault was reminded of a wonderful film – “a dark comedy” – about Bill Clinton’s visit to the Bosnian town of...

India: A Tamil Film in Malaysia and a Riot

The Culture and Politics of Tamil Cinema on the near riot caused by the release of a film starring Rajnikanth. “Rioting probably has become yet another ritual for the subaltern...

China: Poster: I'll Be Watching You

Wang Xiao feng is producing a video movie called “I'll be watching you” or “Where are you” or literal translation “Women hiding everywhere” (十面埋婦). He called for help in his...

Iraq for Sale

Konfused Iraqi Kid kicks off his reviews of documentaries on Iraq with a look at the movie Iraq For Sale.

Egypt: Blogger is Released, Court Case to Block 50 Blogs, Press Attacked By Bloggers and More

In this week’s round-up from Egypt, Big Pharaoh is back, bloggers are unhappy with the Press, a blogger who was arrested last week is now free, public opinion is not...

Arabeyes: World Refugee Day – Focus on Iraq

As the world marks the World Refugee Day today, the Middle East finds itself again at the centre of a mounting humanitarian tragedy. With more than 4 million of the...

Jordan: Sicko Review

Jordanian Naseem Al Tarawnah reviews Michael Moore‘s Sicko here.

Japan: Video Art, Media and Zen

An interview with Montreal-born Japan-based video producer Michael Goldberg has been posted at gyaku. In the interview, Goldberg discusses his experience with media art movements in the 60s and 70s,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Director gets CBE

“Horace Ové, the Trinidadian film director…becomes a CBE, or a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for ‘services to the film industry'”. The Caribbean Beat Blog recognizes his...

Iran:Watch a Film about Ahmadinejad and Tomatoes

Watch this short film on Current to “see why in Iran Ahmadinejad’s reputation hinges on tomatoes?”

India: Rajnikanth Movie Mania, Bollywood and Web Analytics

It is movie mania week and it is not from Bollywood but from Kollywood or the Tamil film industry. Rajnikanth's (or Rajni) Sivaji: The Boss is slated for release tomorrow...

Egypt: Elections Rigging Videos, US Aid Cuts and A New Blog by Talented Movie Director

In this week’s round up from Egypt, bloggers write about domestic issues as well as Egypt-US relations and I am also introducing new interesting blogs about movies, photography and liberal...

India: On Sholay

The Kerala Articles on the the movie Sholay. “The movie was later declared a superhit and went on to become the highest grossing film in Indian movie history. Some claim...

Senegal: Ousmane Sembéne is no more

Alexcia announces the death of Ousmane Sembéne: “Known to kenyan as the author of “God's Bits of Wood, London : Heinemann, 1995.” Senegal's Ousmane Sembéne has died at the age...

Haiti: Haitian Film

The Haitian Eclectic links to the trailer of a Haitian film that “follows two gang leaders who took over a slum in Haiti right before Aristide's 2004 forced exit.”

Colombia: Misery Porn

Juliana Rincon of Medea Material [ES] introduces the concept of Pornomiseria (Misery Porn), which is a term to describe film that exploits poverty and human misery to make money. In...

Arabeyes: Greedy Doctors, Cheating Spouses and Parliamentary Scuffles

Today's translation of Arabic blogs makes five stops: one each in Libya, Tunisia and Kuwait and two stops in Egypt to give us a gist of what some of the...

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